For those of you not blessed to live in an area that has access to the deliciousness that is Chick-fil-A, it is a restaurant. The food is quick, not fast, cost efficient, not cheap. They serve chicken almost exclusively and are slowly but surely giving fast food restaurants the elbow of death. The reason Christians love them is that the company is run with Christian values. By that I don’t mean they have a Jesus fish on their business card. They are closed on Sundays. This is perhaps the biggest statement that a company that stands to make tens of millions of dollars on the weekends can make about what the Sabbath means to them.
There are no Bible verses inside the restaurant. The fries are called “waffle fries” not “Paul potatoes” or “trinity taters.” They aren’t overt in their faith but they weave it into everything they do and everything they do is great.
Add all that up and Christians can’t wait to throw money at Chick-fil-A. My wife and two kids have eaten hundreds of meals there in the last few years and when I recently did a freelance writing project for them I would have hugged the president except it was a conference call and I had signed paperwork that I would not hug any executives.
Perhaps a friend’s mom best captured the Christian love for Chick-fil-A when she said, “I like going to Chick-fil-A, it feels like tithing.”